MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia University football player Owen Schmitt is bringing his talents back to Morgantown where he will open a bar and restaurant.
The grand opening of Schmitt's Saloon is slated for the beginning of February.
The restaurant, bar and music venue, which Schmitt is opening with restaurateur Todd King, will be at 245 Cheat Road.
"I still don't believe this is really happening," Schmitt said in a written statement. "I couldn't be more stoked. I get to combine all my loves into one place that I will call home. Music, food, sports and the state of West Virginia."
Schmitt played football for WVU from 2005 to 2007 and went on to play in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Oakland Raiders.
The location has been renovated and will resemble an old fashion saloon with modern technology, according to a news release. Wood from old barns dismantled in Monongalia and Preston counties will be used throughout the bar and restaurant.
The floors are made of oak and the bar is made from antique oak from the 1830s, according to the release.
Live music will be featured at the bar up to four times a week. Schmitt's Saloon will be open daily for lunch and serve food late into the evening.